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The company belongs to the top 50 pharmaceutical companies in the world


Chiesi Pharmaceuticals B.V. is the Dutch affiliate of the Chiesi Group, an international pharmaceutical company founded in 1935 in Parma, Italy, having a strong focus on research, development, production and commercialization of innovative therapeutic solutions in the respiratory, neonatology, rare diseases and special care therapeutic areas.

Currently, with 30 affiliates all over the world, more than 6,000 employees and a yearly turnover of EUR 2 billion, the company belongs to the top 50 pharmaceutical companies in the world. Also, Chiesi is the largest global biopharmaceutical company to be awarded a B Corp Certification, a well respected label for companies that meet high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

The Dutch affiliate of Chiesi was established in 2007 and has grown to become a reputable player in the Dutch pharmaceutical industry. This evolution is driven by three key factors: the introduction of innovative medicines from their own pipeline, the development of existing medicines, and a successful acquisition and licensing strategy. Chiesi , the Netherlands, has an extensive product portfolio and focuses on six areas: asthma, COPD, CF, neonatology, transplantation and rare diseases. Their entrepreneurial and flexible approach is a key success factor for Chiesi, the Netherlands, and is highly valued by their customers. Since mid-2022, Chiesi, the Netherlands, operates as a Benelux structure together with the Belgian affiliate.

For their Benelux Legal Department , we are looking for a Legal & Compliance Counsel, to be based at Schiphol Airport, who will closely work together with its counterparts in the business. You will report to the Legal & Compliance Manager.

The Counsel offers advice and guidance in respect of the legal and compliance aspects of Chiesi’s business operations


The Legal & Compliance Counsel offers advice and guidance in respect of the legal and compliance aspects of Chiesi’s business operations and monitors their compliance within the organization.

In addition, the Legal & Compliance Counsel provides support for commercial transactions and negotiations on contracts and is the local contact for any legal issues of Chiesi that may arise.

He/she also drafts policy documents and legal documents within the frameworks of local and European legislation and makes sure they are timely adjusted.


  • A master’s degree in law;
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of working experience as a lawyer and/or legal counsel, preferably in an international setting;
  • Experience with drafting and negotiating various commercial contracts ;
  • Experience with GDPR;
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical law and experience with project-based working and independent project management would be a plus;
  • A strong team player and excellent communicator;
  • Fluency in Dutch and English, knowledge of the French language is considered a plus.

Join a dynamic, fast-growing, challenging and friendly environment


Chiesi is a certified B-Corp and you would join a dynamic, fast-growing, challenging and friendly environment. They firmly believe that their people are their most valuable asset and that is why they invest in continuous training, learning and development.

Remco Feuth


If you wish to apply for the position or would like to receive additional information, please contact Remco Feuth, consultants at Voxius Executive Search via mail ( or telephone (+31 85 488 0000).